Macdonald Swan Hotel
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- Meeting rooms/conference facilities
- Wireless internet connection in room (free)
- Non-smoking hotel
- Non-smoking rooms
- Laundry facilities (self serve)
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... moors. The pink and purple of the heather makes for beautiful scenery, however they do lack the Wuthering Heights type bleakness of a few days ago and in Scotland. Only 3 more days to go now, the time has gone so quickly thanks to reasonably good weather, new boots and interesting people along the way. It's a bit different to the West Highland Way though where you met many people every day. Here there are so many more variations and places to stay that chats are less ...
... I am stationed in Bowness. I wasn't sure what to expect, but I must tell you in my opinion, this is a place which is somewhat pretentious and the food, while very interesting, dramatic and tasteful, does not compare to the taste and presentation of the food at Gilpin Hotel and Lake House.
First, the maitre d' was shabbily dressed. Yes, he had a shirt and tie, but they were ill fitting. He looked as if he were dressed ...
... to get there, oh well, we'd better get our walking feet on then! Left the site and walked the 2 miles or so DOWN into Keswick, out the other side through a few fields into Portinscale, gave a little wave to our cottage and followed the signs to the lake, several miles later we arrived at the bottom of Catbells, skirted around this and onto the waters edge, we weren't really sure where the carving was but soon ...
... was full so ended up driving a couple miles up the road and parking along side Crummock Water. Made our way along the shoreline and around to a lovely cafe where we had tea and cake, much hilarity was had as we had read a sign saying make sure the people are sitting balanced on the picnic bench otherwise it may tip, we found this to be true when I got up to go back in the cafe and Debs n Howard nearly ended ...
Up to the sun shining, kids playing! Kettle on full English cooked (well French sausages but the rest was English). Left the site around 11am, our aim today was Walla Crag and around Derwentwater. A steady climb to the top left us a pooped out but the view was worth it, the whole of Keswick lay beneath us, with Derwentwater to our left and Bassenthwaite lakes to our right. After the obligatory photos it was back down the other side. At one point Deb slipped and ...